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Open Out 2018: External Reviews

Some of the events that took place at Open Out 2018 have been reviewed by external art critics, which we are happy to share on here. The art critic Hilde Sorstrøm has published a number of reviews on her blog hakapik.no (in Norwegian): Toveisflørt, a review of the Chat Room performance by Becky O'Brien and Jake Williams (a review … Continue reading Open Out 2018: External Reviews

Open Out 2018: a Short Review

As we are preparing for Open Out 2019, here is a photographic review of selected works and events that were featured at the 2018 edition of the Festival. Open Out 2018 was a full week of artistic events: six exhibition venues with video works, photography, paintings, embroidery work and sound art; four performances including a … Continue reading Open Out 2018: a Short Review

Queer Interviews From the North: Part 1

We are re-publishing a series of interviews originally conducted for NorK magazine, with their kind permission. These interviews were meant to give perspectives of Tromsø's queer residents –both Norwegian and not–onto what it is like to live and date there. All of the interviewees come from different places, have different identities and backgrounds, but what is … Continue reading Queer Interviews From the North: Part 1

On This Day: a Historical Throwback

21 April 2018 marks the 46th anniversary of decriminalization of male homosexuality (as sexual acts between females were not even considered 'sex') in Norway in 1972. However, it took 6 more years for homosexuality to be removed from the list of officially recognized psychiatric conditions. These legal triumphs were possible thanks to prominent Norwegian human rights … Continue reading On This Day: a Historical Throwback